Les Fontenelles 2015

Les Fontenelles 2015


This is the first vintage of Chenin, and what a vintage. Elegant with restraint and precision, a linear expression of Chenin.  Silex soils bring energy and minerality.

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Cuvée: Les Fontenelles

Vintage: 2015

Producer: La Folle Berthe

Winemaker: David Foubert

Region: France, Loire, Saumur Le-Puy-Notre-Dame

Style + Colour: Still, white

Grapes/Blend: Chenin

ABV: 13%

Clay silex soils from 25-year-old vines. Slow pressing. Fermentation and ageing in four and five-year-old barriques for 20 months (a very slow ferment). Four months in tank. A little sulphur added four months before bottling.